strung out on a punishing regimen of diet pills, the once genial young man becomes a sullen, self-pitying wreck.
And Williamson so frequently invokes God that she starts sounding like Louis Gohmert strung out on good vibes.
It really affects your spirit, and you can rise out of the ashes, or get strung out on drugs and have low self-esteem.
Framing them is a set of large burn-marks, holes and scorches, strung out along two parallel lines.
Jane (Krysten Ritter) and Jesse were strung out on heroin and Walt is there and sees them and she starts to choke.
They rounded up the pastures then, one after the other, and soon the great herd of dogies was strung out on the road.
You an' I are goin' to be big friends, once we get strung out.
In half an hour the army debouched from the ranch and strung out single file across the plain.
strung out behind the powerful roadsters were the police cars.
It is not strung out as I have strung it out, but it is all there.
Old English streng "line, cord, thread," from Proto-Germanic *strangiz (cf. Old Norse strengr, Danish streng, Middle Dutch strenge, Dutch streng, Old High German strang, German Strang "rope, cord"), from *strang- "taut, stiff," from PIE root *strenk- "tight, narrow; pull tight, twist" (see strain). Gradually restricted by early Middle English to lines that are smaller than a rope. Sense of "a number of objects arranged in a line" first recorded late 15c.
Old English meaning "ligaments, tendons" is preserved in hamstring, heartstrings. Meaning "limitations, stipulations" (1888) is American English, probably from the common April Fool's joke of leaving a purse that looks full of money on the sidewalk, then tugging it away with an attached string when someone stoops to pick it up. To pull strings "control the course of affairs" (1860) is from the notion of puppet theater. First string, second string, etc. in athletics (1863) is from archers' custom of carrying spare bowstrings in the event that one breaks. Strings "stringed instruments" is attested from mid-14c. String bean is from 1759; string bikini is from 1974.
c.1400, "to fit a bow with a string," from string (n.). Meaning "to thread (beads, etc.) on a string" is from 1610s. To string (someone) along is slang from 1902; string (v.) in this sense is attested in British dialect from c.1812.
Using threats of violence; physically brutal: strong-arm work around election time/ We reprehended his strong-arm tactics (1901+)
To use force and intimidation: We can't strong-arm them into voting our way (1903+)
To succeed: I worked at the problem eight days before I struck oil (1866+)